Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck

Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck

Professor Product Innovation

Phone: +46 920 49 3262, +46 72 213 4702

Affiliation: Linköping University Luleå University of Technology

Academy: Product Development Academy (PDA) Production Academy

Chaired professor product innovation, Luleå University of Technology. Guest professor at Industrial Management, Linköping University. Research areas: innovation, product development and business development. Project manager of Kunskapsförmedlingen and Kunskapsturnén.

Chaired professor in product innovation, Luleå University of Technology and guest professor at the Division of Industrial Management, Linköping University.

Research in technology-based business development and innovation at CAM-Centre for Applied Management for SMEs, at the Institute of Technology, Linköping University (assistant/associate professor 2002-2014). Earned in 2002 her Ph. D. in Industrial Economics and Management, graduate research school IMIE, Linköping University.

Teaching at Linköping University 1997-2014 at the Industrial Engineering and Management programme, both basic courses and the advanced course where the students conducts a business strategy analysis for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Lectures and supervision of product development projects at BSc and MSc level at the Design and Product Development programme. Supervised MSc Theses at these two programmes, and currently at LTU since 2015 (course Strategic project at the Industrial Engineering and Management MSc programme).

Project manager for Kunskapsförmedlingen and Kunskapsturnén (Result Center), a collaborative initiative by Swedish research funding bodies and industry in the area of product and production development research, since 2002. “Innovation manager” of the national programme Produktion2030. Board Member of several small businesses and a bank (Åtvidabergs Sparbank).


Research areas: Collaborative product and business development and IT support. Since 1999 special focus on SMEs, but continuously also larger corporations.

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